Alt Country

Artist: 
Ryan Adams
Label: 
Blue Note Records

This was insanely good. After listening to it in its entirety, I immediately listened to it two more times. I might stay up late and listen to it again. The album is classic Ryan Adams, and he bears his alt-country troubador soul over the course of the twelve tracks. The album is his breakup album after his divorce with Mandy Moore. The songs have a lonely, alienated feel and this record would be good to listen to while driving at night.

Sounds Like: 
Jason Isbell
Sounds Like: 
Jeff Tweedy
Name: 
Will Fotter
Date Reviewed: 
03/07/2017
Artist: 
Francesca Brown
Label: 
Apple Feast Productions

This CD sounds exactly how you'd expect. A female singer/songwriter with backup vocals on various melodies, accompanied by guitar, banjo, saw, harmonca, bass, and drums. Though this is probably considered folk, I got a strong country vibe from it. There's nothing wrong with that at all, especially if you're into music featuring soulful, Southern-accented and slow-pacedriffs. Francesca Brown is certainly a good singer. She's got great key shifts and strong harmonies. 

Sounds Like: 
Gillian Welch
Sounds Like: 
Laura Marling
Name: 
Hannah Isaac
Date Reviewed: 
11/07/2016
Artist: 
Drive By Truckers
Label: 
ATO Records

The Drive By Truckers have always been a band that used their Southern heritage to both celebrate and attack the South. Fifteen years after the release of Southern Rock Opera, a concept album that includes a song from the perspective of the devil about meeting George Wallace in hell and lyrics like "the only thing my truck drags behind it is hate,", the DBT's released American Band. The album reflects on the current political climate, and what it means to be patriotic.

Sounds Like: 
Uncle Tupelo
Sounds Like: 
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sounds Like: 
Sticky Fingers era Rolling Stones guitar work
Name: 
Will Fotter
Date Reviewed: 
10/09/2016
Artist: 
The Defeated County
Label: 
Extension Chord Records

This album is perfect for all people who like slow-paced songs. Out of the 10 songs from this album, I noticed that one was from the original song "Kids" by MGMT. Also, if you want to hear more guitar beats than artists singing, this album is perfect for you because there is more guitar beats than actual singing. I am not a really big fan of slow-paced songs, but I liked some of the songs in this album, such as Kids and I wonder.

Sounds Like: 
MGMT
Sounds Like: 
Arcade Fire
Name: 
Fernando Munoz
Date Reviewed: 
05/03/2016
Artist: 
The Movement Ft Elliot Martin
Label: 
NA

  this  single  is really catchy  easy  to  dance to    and  it   has  an awesome  beat  with  the  drumset

Sounds Like: 
sounds like an country rock jam
Name: 
Mikie Geezy
Date Reviewed: 
04/30/2016